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Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, Serena Slam

She's done it. Serena Williams is the 2015 Wimbledon champion. She's completed her second Serena Slam, her sixth Wimbledon, and won her 21st Grand Slam title.

At next month's U.S. Open, she'll attempt to go for the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988. She'll also be looking to tie Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slams titles....
:clap: It's hard to remember when a Williams wasn't dominating.

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I'm not a huge tennis fan, but whoa! Australian Open finals - Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer and Serena against Venus Williams. There may never be another finals with more collective lifetime talent.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:38 pm
How bizarre. Where's RBG when you need her?

U.S. Open Umpire Hits Alize Cornet With A Bizarre Code Violation Because She Briefly Took Off Her Shirt
What I want to know is whether continuing to wear the shirt backwards would have also been a code violation. :D

Did Serena Williams's French Open Catsuit Make The French Tennis Federation President Too Horny?

You have too wonder whether this would have happened to a white player. Either way, it turns out that the sticks up the French Tennis Federation's butts are not a dress code violation. I don't care if they wear clown suits, either they're good tennis players or they're not.

Her response:

Serena Williams Hits Tennis Court In Tutu Amid Catsuit Ban And People Love It

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Comeback Coco: Gauff escapes at Wimbledon, extends unlikely run

It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday evening at Wimbledon.

Up in the stands, mom rose to pump a fist and yell, “Yes!” Thousands of spectators jumped out of their seats, too, roaring.

By then, Gauff already twice had been a point from losing in the third round to Polona Hercog (#60) of Slovenia.

Most players, no matter the age, would not be able to find a path past that kind of a deficit on this imposing a stage, would not be able to handle that sort of stress and figure out a way. Gauff is, quite clearly, not most players.

That much has been established. How far can she go, both this fortnight and in the future? The tennis world is watching, waiting to learn the answers.

That Gauff, ranked 313th and facing another unseeded player, was scheduled to appear at Wimbledon’s main stadium says plenty about what a sensation the Floridian already is.

That she won this one, and how she did so — erasing a pair of match points and coming back to beat Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 — offer some insight into what Gauff might become....

As it is, she was the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, winning three matches last week against higher-ranked women in the preliminary rounds.

Then, by upsetting five-time champion Venus Williams (#44), who is 39, in the first round of the main event, Gauff became the youngest woman to win a match at the All England Club since 1991, when Jennifer Capriati reached the semifinals at 15.

That was followed by a win against 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova (#139), who is 30, before getting past Hercog, 28. When a reporter wanted to know how Gauff might spend the prize money she’s already earned of about 175,000 pounds ($220,000), she replied: “I mean, I can’t buy a car, because I can’t drive.”

... Next up: A fourth-round matchup against 2018 French Open champion and former No. 1 Simona Halep (#7, ut-oh), who eliminated two-time major champ Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1....

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"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)

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O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)
:thumbup: :D

I was going to suggest that maybe it's time for #44 Venus, 39, to retire, but she's earned $513,548 this year, plus any endorsements.
http://scores.nbcsports.com/tennis/rank ... WTA&rank=1
Serena, 37, is #10, $623,533.
#1 Ashleigh Barty, Australia, $5,122,783.
#452 in points, Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina, is #200 for money, $62,769. Not bad for sort of sucking.

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O Really wrote:
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"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)
Somewhere between #44 and #7 would be about right.

Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday': 15-year-old sensation Cori 'Coco' Gauff, No. 1 ranked Ash Barty out in 4th round

Awww.

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Vrede too wrote:
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O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)
Somewhere between #44 and #7 would be about right.

Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday': 15-year-old sensation Cori 'Coco' Gauff, No. 1 ranked Ash Barty out in 4th round

Awww.
She'll be back.
I will not lie down.
I will not go quietly.

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Wow. "Hey 19" you just beat Serena!
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/tennis ... &ocid=iehp

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O Really wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Wow. "Hey 19" you just beat Serena!
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/tennis ... &ocid=iehp
Hey Ontario, you just beat the GOAT, and became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title!
Asked what she had overcome on Saturday, she said, “definitely the crowd.” Then she offered a most Canadian response: “I know you guys wanted Serena to win,” she said. “I’m sorry.”
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2020 continuing it's streak of being......2020?

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I used to try and cut him some slack just because he has a dour face doesn't mean he's an asshat.

I was wrong.

Fuck 'em.

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Congrats Nadal!



Epic!
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Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:28 am
Congrats Nadal!

Epic!
Wow, just reading the article is exciting.
Rafael Nadal wins Australian Open, makes history with 21st Grand Slam win

After two grueling weeks, Rafael Nadal is the last man standing. After an epic five-set match that included a thrilling, gritty comeback from two sets down, Nadal has won the Australian Open. He defeated Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, taking advantage of Medvedev's massive collapse and finding reserves of energy he may not have known he even had over a match that lasted five hours and 24 minutes.

With this victory, Nadal becomes the first man to win 21 Grand Slams, leaving both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer still tied at 20 each.

This triumph represents a major comeback for Nadal. He spent the past six months battling both injury and illness, and then had to rally from what felt like almost certain defeat against Medvedev. But they don't call him one of the greatest for nothing.

... Medvedev managed to tie the final set 5-5, and it all came down to the final two games. With the final game, in which Medvedev wasn't able to score a single point, Nadal erased years and years of heartbreak at Rod Laver Arena and made history with his 21st Grand Slam win and his first Australian Open title since 2009, just his second ever.

... At 35 years old and not yet at full fitness, he found the power, the precision, the aggression, and the energy to come back against a player 10 years his junior. He now stands alone in the record books.
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... At 35 years old and not yet at full fitness, he found the power, the precision, the aggression, and the energy to come back against a player 10 years his junior. He now stands alone in the record books.
:-|| :happy-cheerleaderkid:
I didn't think I'd see any of it live, started at 2:30 CST. Woke up in the fourth set and saw the end. Guess it started a little late and it was over a five hour match.
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Thanks for the memories.....greatest woman player ever. Glad she's not overstaying and tarnishing her legacy.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:01 am
Thanks for the memories.....greatest woman player ever. Glad she's not overstaying and tarnishing her legacy.
Agreed. Still :( . I hope 40 year old apparently unranked Serena wins the 2022 US Open, August 29 – September 11. That would be a real Hollywood exit! Surprising to me is that she was last ranked No. 1 way back on July 8, 2002.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams
Look at all of those wins, 23 Grand Slam titles! She is arguably the GOAT in any women's sport, and possibly the GOAT athlete of any gender (sorry Mia, Lisa Leslie, FloJo, Ledecky, Simone, MJ, Ali, Willie, Wayne, Phelps, Pelé, Jesse and Tom).

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Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:08 pm
Surprising to me is that she was last ranked No. 1 way back on July 8, 2002.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams
I think that's when she was first ranked No. 1.

Yeah, she was No. 1 as recently as 2017.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... is_players
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